He began his career with Football Club Schalke 04 and after four years with SV Werder Bremen he returned to Schalke. In total he played 552 games (14 goals) in the Bundesliga. In addition, he played 42 times in the 2.
Bundesliga in one of his four years with SV Werder Bremen.
He was part of the West German squad at the 1970, playing in five matches during the tournament.